The folks at Parallels, Inc. have made a real breakthrough - building upon Intel's virtualization feature of their newest CPUs, Parallels allows you to boot into one operating system, and then run one or more others as "hosted" operating system in windows in the primary one.
In other words: You boot into say, Mac OS X, and then run a real copy of Windows XP, in a window. The hosted OS is not running on a chip emulator - each OS is running as a virtual machine.
- Windows XP "guest" on Mac OS X "primary"
- Windows 3.11, Solaris 10.0 on top of Mac OS
- jtl's posting: http://www.jtl.us/mt-main/archives/000602.html
- The official Parallels Blog
- Paul Stamatiou's blog has a discussion comparing Parallels to Bootcamp.